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Publication date: 15 July 2021

Shabab Ahmad

Indian economy is based on the unorganised sector. The mayhem created to the daily earner on the streets of Delhi. Once it was considered that the street vending was one…

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Indian economy is based on the unorganised sector. The mayhem created to the daily earner on the streets of Delhi. Once it was considered that the street vending was one of the easiest occupations for the survival of the people living in the lowest ladder in the economy. Anyone who does not have any means of earning can espouse vending as profession as it has societal sanction and acceptability in terms of diversity and universalistic point of view. In search of better livelihood, people used to migrate from rural India to urban metros like Delhi. The analysis of the pre-conditions of the street vendors will help us to have a glimpse of prior COVID-19 situation in the region. Now, this chapter tries to debate on the kind of adaptability that street vendors needed post COVID-19 era. An informal interview conducted with the street vendors help us to comprehend their preparedness for their adaptability to survive. This chapter also tries to discuss some of the programmes and policies that can be a lifeline for the street vendors during the post COVID-19 era.

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A New Social Street Economy: An Effect of The COVID-19 Pandemic
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80117-124-3

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Publication date: 28 September 2021

Doreen E. Sams, Mary Kay Rickard and Aruna Sadasivan

This study creates new knowledge that addresses issues significant enough to warrant intellectual engagement. It fills a gap in the academic and practitioner literature by…

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Purpose

This study creates new knowledge that addresses issues significant enough to warrant intellectual engagement. It fills a gap in the academic and practitioner literature by examining a profitable yet understudied cottage industry (artisan vendors). It examines marketing concepts that influence dedication to authentic craftsmanship and artisans' willingness to continue in the industry.

Design/methodology/approach

This study examines historical evidence and connects it with subjective and interpretive analyses from 29 in-depth interviews of today's US artisan vendors to identify sustainable marketing best practices for the industry.

Findings

Researchers uncovered factors behind artisan vendors' willingness to stay committed to their craft and remain in the industry. From the findings of this study, marketing best practices (branding, brand communities and product adaptation while remaining authentic to their craft) were identified as tools for resilience and remaining a viable competitor in the marketplace.

Originality/value

Historically, artisan vendors have been engaging in marketing practices before terms defined their activities. Thus, this study is original in that it contributes to the academic literature by first conducting an analysis of the history of an understudied cottage industry (artisan vendors) starting in the Mesopotamian Era. The key marketing factors discovered in the historical study contributing to the resilience of this industry were then used to conceptualize a qualitative study of the highly profitable US artisan vendor industry.

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Arts and the Market, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2056-4945

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Publication date: 30 August 2021

Zeeshan Rasool, Jian Xue, Javeria Awesi, Arslan Abbas Syed and Farooq Zahid

The research focuses on the impact of client vendor communication on client satisfaction in information system projects and after client satisfaction that will bridge them…

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Purpose

The research focuses on the impact of client vendor communication on client satisfaction in information system projects and after client satisfaction that will bridge them toward the information system continuance intention of clients. Importance of this study is to understand the effect of client-vendor communication on client satisfaction.

Design/methodology/approach

The sample size of the study was 200 respondents and data was collected from electrical manufacturing industries. It is a quantitative field study, and the time horizon of this study is cross-sectional. The data collected was then analyzed by doing the structural equation modeling in PLS-SEM in order to examine the relationships.

Findings

Findings of this study likewise demonstrate the mediating impact of client satisfaction between the relationship of client-vendor communication and information system continuance intention as well as between the relationship of expectation confirmation and information system continuance intention. Future studies may include the multi-motive information system continuance model (MISC) to explain the constructs in more depth because it includes different dimensions of expectation confirmation which will help more to understand information system continuance intention.

Originality/value

This study determines the role of information system continuance intention in terms of client-vendor communication and expectation confirmation through the impact of mediator client satisfaction. Previous studies have explained that client-vendor communication affects client satisfaction positively and confirmation also positively affects the client satisfaction. For this research study, the authors have identified the following research gaps. The authors also have found out that the following study is significant in a related study taken in the developed countries. On the contrary, the authors will follow the study and further observe the impact of improved risks in different cities of Pakistan that how client-vendor communication are affecting the success of information

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International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1753-8378

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Publication date: 21 September 2021

Pham Tien Thanh, Hanh Thi Hong Nguyen, Le Thi Bao Ngan, Doan My Duyen Nguyen, Gia Han Phan and Thi My Nhung Nguyen

COVID-19 presents a serious and unprecedented challenge around the globe. Street vendors are the most vulnerable group during this pandemic regarding livelihood loss and…

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Purpose

COVID-19 presents a serious and unprecedented challenge around the globe. Street vendors are the most vulnerable group during this pandemic regarding livelihood loss and contagion risk. This research aims to examine the roles of risk communication work in enhancing COVID-19 risk perceptions and adoption of COVID-19 preventive behaviors among street vendors.

Design/methodology/approach

The data were collected from the street vendors in urban Vietnam. A binary probit model was used for analyzing the relationships among exposure to risk communication, risk perception and adoption of preventive behaviors.

Findings

The analysis reveals the outreach of risk communication work to the street vendors. A rather large proportion of the respondents perceive high risks associated with COVID-19. All respondents adopt COVID-19 preventive behaviors; however, the proportion of regular adoption is moderate and even very low for most behaviors. Their frequent exposure to risk communication significantly raises their risk perceptions and encourages their regular adoption of preventive behaviors, particularly regarding the measures that are affordable and less detrimental to their livelihood.

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This research is among the first attempts to examine exposure to risk communication to the vulnerable group, how they perceive risks and the extent to which they adopt preventive behaviors during a public health crisis. This research draws some implications for risk communication and social welfare policies to obtain sustainable development goals.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Publication date: 1 May 2000

Charles A. Weber, John Current and Anand Desai

Presents an approach for evaluating the number of vendors to employ in a procurement situation using multi‐objective programming (MOP) and data envelopment analysis (DEA)…

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Presents an approach for evaluating the number of vendors to employ in a procurement situation using multi‐objective programming (MOP) and data envelopment analysis (DEA). The approach advocates developing vendor‐order quantity solutions (referred to as supervendors) using MOP and then evaluating the efficiency of these supervendors on multiple criteria using DEA. Formulations are presented for both the MOP and DEA models. A case study is presented for a Fortune 500 company in a just‐in‐time (JIT) manufacturing environment.

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Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, vol. 5 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-8546

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Publication date: 1 October 1996

Subrata Chakraborty and Tiny Philip

Unprecedented changes sweeping the world during the last few years have given rise to the need for the development and adoption of contingency strategies. This requires…

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Unprecedented changes sweeping the world during the last few years have given rise to the need for the development and adoption of contingency strategies. This requires firms to have strategic flexibility in every aspect of their operation. Vendor development strategies constitute an important component in achieving this flexibility. Attempts to draw up an explicit conceptual link between generic business unit strategies and generic vendor development strategies. Proposes a vendor structure framework with three dimensions representing vendor structure scope, vendor structure relationship and vendor structure focus. Uses the framework to develop certain generic vendor development strategies. Considers the four generic strategies suggested by Porter, namely industry‐wide cost leadership strategy, industry‐wide differentiation strategy, segment cost leadership strategy and segment differentiation strategy and, for each one of these, proposes appropriate vendor development strategies.

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International Journal of Operations & Production Management, vol. 16 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-3577

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Publication date: 1 December 1998

James H. Walther

Reviews the various scenarios which exist for library‐vendor relations. Considers the questions which should be asked when evaluating the individual products, services and…

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Reviews the various scenarios which exist for library‐vendor relations. Considers the questions which should be asked when evaluating the individual products, services and options of vendors; and the pros and cons of using one or many vendors. Describes a new model ‐ the project approach. Presents examples of various library‐vendor communications ‐ both positive and negative.

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The Bottom Line, vol. 11 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0888-045X

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Publication date: 1 March 2009

Odysseus Manoliadis and Ioannis E. Tsolas

The aim of the present paper is to model the vendor selection process in construction projects in Greece. The applied approach involves a multicriteria rating technique…

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The aim of the present paper is to model the vendor selection process in construction projects in Greece. The applied approach involves a multicriteria rating technique used for calculating a normalized economic bid for the alternatives (i.e. vendors) by determining a proposed multiplier coefficient. This technique uses two stage compromise programming procurement criteria and weights according to the relevant legislative framework for government procurement to provide a multicriteria value score for each vendor. The application of the approach is demonstrated by an illustrative example concerning the procurement of earthmoving equipment (i.e. bulldozer). The primary advantage of this approach is that it incorporates a degree of subjectivity into the evaluation process in compliance with the existing legislative framework.

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Journal of Public Procurement, vol. 9 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1535-0118

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Publication date: 1 February 1986

R.J. Masson

User‐vendor relationships are examined in a sector of the electronics industry where the manufacturing process is sensitive to the performance of vendors in terms of…

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User‐vendor relationships are examined in a sector of the electronics industry where the manufacturing process is sensitive to the performance of vendors in terms of price, quality and delivery. Two similar user companies with different vendor management approaches are considered and the effects these have on vendor performance and the subsequent results for aspects of the companies' performance examined. Vendors supplying both companies were interviewed on the rationale of their behaviour towards the companies. It is shown how, for this type of manufacturing process, forgoing short‐term price opportunities by developing long‐term relationships with vendors can lead to greater overall benefits for the manufacturing process.

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International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, vol. 3 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0265-671X

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Publication date: 1 March 1987

Michael Monahan

The library automation marketplace is unstable and immature. Numerous vendors are attempting to enter the market by taking market share from the more established vendors

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The library automation marketplace is unstable and immature. Numerous vendors are attempting to enter the market by taking market share from the more established vendors. Profit margins are small or nonexistent for most of the vendors. The majority of vendors are selling products in the market for the first time; the companies, themselves, generally are younger than the anticipated life cycle of the technology they are producing. The lack of experience supporting technology through a full life cycle will contribute new, future challenges for vendors. The combined instability, immaturity, and unprofitability of the marketplace pose significant risks for both vendors and their library customers.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 5 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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